The Nobles County Library (Worthington) will close
at 4:00 p.m. on Monday July 3rd.
Both libraries (Adrian & Worthington) will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.



Summer Reading Programs for Youth – Worthington

  • The Summer Reading Programs go through the beginning of August. 
  • Please stop by the library or call 507-295-5340 to sign up your kids.
  • Schedule:
    • Tuesday, July 4th:  Library Closed for Independence Day
    • Wednesday, July 5thStory Time (Preschool – Kindergarten) – from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday, July 5th:  Grades 1st-3rd – from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, July 6thGrades 4th and 5th – from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • You are responsible for your own ride to and from the library.
  • For more detailed weekly schedules AND Special Events for all ages, please go to our website


Summer Reading Programs for Youth – Adrian

  • Summer Reading Programs – Wednesdays through August!
  • Story Time – Come listen to stories, sing songs and learn rhymes that spark a love of reading!  No need to register.
    • Every Wednesday in June, July and August
    • From 12:10 – 12:50 p.m.
  • Arts & Activities – There will be a variety of crafts and games for all ages throughout the summer.  Please register by calling 507-483-2541 or e-mail
    • Every Wednesday in June, July and August
    • From 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.
  • Don’t forget to record your reading in your Summer Log!  All events are free and open to the public.
  • For more detailed weekly schedules AND Special Events for all ages, please go to our website


Adult Programs – Worthington

  • Wednesday, July 19th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia – learn about the impacts, differences and treatments available.


Other Happenings in the Library – Worthington

  • Nobles County Art Center:
    • Open House:  Creature Feature (by Kelly Henkels)
      • Sunday, July 9th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
      • Check out the artwork, create your own creatures and enjoy a light snack!
      • All ages welcome. 
    • Artists:  The Annual Area Art Show is now done – please pick up your artwork during the first week of July!  (closed July 4th)
    • Art Club – if you’re interested in joining the Art Club, we meet the 4th Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
      • There is no cost to join – all are welcome!
    • The Art Center is located in the basement of the Nobles County Library.
      • Hours:  Monday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
      • During Farmer’s Market season (June through October), the Art Center will have a booth downtown and will be closing at 3:00 p.m. every Tuesday. 
      • Contact information: or 507-372-8245


Did You Know?

  • Did you know…that we have a “Video History Kit”?  This kit has it all – a camera, lights, microphone, handheld stabilizer, tripod, backdrops and more!  This kit is just waiting for you to check it out – enjoy this nice set of equipment to record video history!


New at the Library

  • New Books for Adults:  “You Can’t Stay Here Forever” by Katherine Lin, “The Five-Star Weekend” by Elin Hilderbrand, “She Started It” by Sian Gilbert, “The Sweetheart List” by Jill Shalvis and “The Cafe at Beach End” by RaeAnne Thayne
  • New Large Print Books for Adults:  “Luck of the Draw” by Frank Murphy  and “Empress of the Nile” by Lynne Olson
  • New Books for Children:  “Penny & Pip” by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann, “Gnome and Rat” by Lauren Stohler, “On the Fourth of July” by Maggie C. Rudd and “And Then Comes School” by Tom Brenner”